This Wednesday we will offer an adult Christian formation in the Parish Hall. Potluck Supper at 6:00PM, presentation and discussion at 6:30, Compline (Night prayer) at 7:30 or thereafter. Our next presenter is Laura Kozminski. Laura facilitates the Devotional Group adult formation sessions on Sundays. The Devotion Group has been studying Marcus Borg’s book, The Heart of Christianity. She and members of the group will be presenting and discussing this powerful and spiritually meaningful book. A flyer for the seven-week Series is on the resource table, and sign-up sheets are at the Welcome Desk for potluck offerings. Please plan to be with us for this spring’s series. Many thanks. ~Christian+
Richard Grover is the husband of long-time and formerly very active parishioner, Carolyn Grover. Richard passed away Tuesday at Porter Hills. Richard is survived by Carolyn and their children. The Celebration of Life will be at St. Mark’s on Wednesday, May 30, at 11:00AM. The Service will be followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. All are invited to attend. Please keep Carolyn and her family in your prayers. Richard rests in peace, and may light perpetual shine upon him and all the departed. ~Christian+
Grand Rapids Episcopal Youth activities, for example, the opportunities we have coming up this summer, are made possible, in part, by our parking lot fundraisers at St. Mark’s. This helps provide most of these activities free of charge. Our fundraiser for Festival of the Arts 2018 is coming up. Could you all please consider selling spaces in the lot during the weekend of June 1-3. Please let Jeff Brown know if you are able to help.
Join us at the 10:30 worship service, Sunday, June 3, when we will honor all young people and adult volunteers who attend and participate in our Sunday morning Children’s Formation program.
Geared for our preschool-4th grade friends, our summer formation program is set to begin, Sunday, June 10, during the 10:30AM worship service. We will continue our journey of Creation Care. Please consider bringing your children in play clothes, rather than their Sunday best, as we will get down and dirty with Mother Nature this summer, planting and tending to our green space. Volunteers are welcome
Let us gather as a church family and celebrate the end of another school year! Join us Friday, June 8th, at 6:00PM for pizza and movies. Bring a side dish to pass, if you can. We will have movies for little and BIG kids!
This year, St. Mark’s and Two Churches in Kentwood will share a booth at Pride Day, Saturday, June 16. We will have our “God is Love” banner with us and volunteers will be needed to staff the table. Look for a sign-up sheet on the Foyer Welcome Table and consider helping us to staff the table, smile, and answer any questions about St. Mark’s. Many thanks!
By the Grace of God and with the Consent of the People of God, The Right Reverend Wayne M. Hougland, Jr., Bishop of Western Michigan will ordain Francis Michael Berghuis, Janet P. Gockerman, and Patricia Gay Vinge to the Sacred Order of Deacons here at St. Mark’s on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:00AM. Your prayers and presence are requested. There will be a light luncheon to follow.
This Wednesday, May 23rd, Donley Mackey, parishioner and Sunday Tour Guide, will explore the highlights of the history of St. Mark’s and aspects of the building and its contents. Donley teaches at GRCC and offers the first of the month Sunday tours of St. Mark’s. He is a historian and will become the Parish’s Historian/Archivist beginning this summer. Potluck Supper will begin at 6:00, presentation and discussion at 6:30, and closing out the evening around 7:30 with Compline. Sign up for the potluck is at the Welcome Desk.
All ministries are asked to send a representative to the meeting May 24 at 6:30PM. We will look at calendars for the summer and for the fall. Snacks will be provided by Father Christian.